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Odd-i's skinny N700D 7-inch DMB unit
Sunday, June 18, 2006

That's it, we're moving to Korea. Sure, we've made this idle threat before, but with all these crazy 7-inch DMBplayers popping up every few days, we're just not sure how much longer we can take it. Yeah, we don't really watch much TV here in the States, and we can't imagine Korean TV is much more entertaining, but it's just the mere principle of the thing. Today's offering is the Odd-i N700D, which strikes a pretty dashing figure, and does the whole DMB/PMP/GPS thing like normal. Like the similarly specced Viliv N.70 , the N700D doesn't have any included storage, and instead works off of SD cards and external USB drives. The codec support is pretty good (MPEG-1/4, XviD, DivX, WMV7-9), but full resolution and/or frame rate isn't supported on the WMV codecs. For the other codecs, the PMP supports up to 720 x 480 resolution, but we're not quite sure that the actual display is 720 x 480. If we had to guess we'd say it shares the 480 x 234 resolution of the Viliv. The device also supports FM, a rear camera add-on, and the expertly crash-inducing picture-in-picture function to allow you to watch a video and your GPS map simultaneously. With driver distractions of this magnitude, perhaps we'll rethink our move -- but if these things start going to HD resolutions we're gone.
[ via Engadget ]
posted by simon @ 8:10 AM  
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